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Not Going Out

  • 2014
  • Season 7
  • 10 episodes
  • Sitcom

Summary

Follow the jokes, jibes and general misunderstandings of happy-go-lucky Lee and his friends, including the object of his hapless affections, his landlady Lucy.

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Episode 6: Alcohol

Summary

Lee's dad Frank moves in after an argument with his latest fancy woman, but it soon becomes clear he's drinking too much, so the flatmates stage an intervention. If he agrees to seek help, he can stay - if he keeps boozing, they'll kick him out. Bobby Ball guest stars, with Lee Mack and Sally Bretton.
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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Lee’s decrepit dad Frank (Bobby Ball) is dossing in Lucy’s pristine flat (how can she afford such a wonderful place in London? What does she do for a living?) and he’s drinking too much.

Not Going Out totters into potentially difficult territory as Lucy, Daisy and a highly reluctant Lee (Lee Mack) decide to stage an intervention after Frank wees on the yucca plant, to tell him of their fears he’s turned into an alcoholic. There’s a lot of comic undercutting of some difficult situations, including a group session at a rehab centre that becomes very uncomfortable.

But this is Not Going Out and not a Russell Brand treatise, so we expect tastelessness, even if in this case it feels just a bit off-key.

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Cast

rolename
LeeLee Mack
LucySally Bretton
DaisyKaty Wix
FrankBobby Ball
KarenSandra Huggett
DougalRichard Rycroft
FlorenceSophie Dix

Crew

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DirectorNick Wood
ProducerJamie Rix
WriterLee Mack
WriterDaniel Peak

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  • Episode 6

    Alcohol

    Summary

    Lee's dad Frank moves in after an argument with his latest fancy woman, but it soon becomes clear he's drinking too much, so the flatmates stage an intervention. If he agrees to seek help, he can stay - if he keeps boozing, they'll kick him out. Bobby Ball guest stars, with Lee Mack and Sally Bretton.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Lee’s decrepit dad Frank (Bobby Ball) is dossing in Lucy’s pristine flat (how can she afford such a wonderful place in London? What does she do for a living?) and he’s drinking too much.

    Not Going Out totters into potentially difficult territory as Lucy, Daisy and a highly reluctant Lee (Lee Mack) decide to stage an intervention after Frank wees on the yucca plant, to tell him of their fears he’s turned into an alcoholic. There’s a lot of comic undercutting of some difficult situations, including a group session at a rehab centre that becomes very uncomfortable.

    But this is Not Going Out and not a Russell Brand treatise, so we expect tastelessness, even if in this case it feels just a bit off-key.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    LeeLee Mack
    LucySally Bretton
    DaisyKaty Wix
    FrankBobby Ball
    KarenSandra Huggett
    DougalRichard Rycroft
    FlorenceSophie Dix

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorNick Wood
    ProducerJamie Rix
    WriterLee Mack
    WriterDaniel Peak

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